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2003/12/14 14:45:26 (permalink)

pullup help

i love pullups, but i can only do 7 at the mo and have been stuck that way for a while. The most i've ever done is 11 but that was when i was a lot lighter.

I have tried the rest pause technique (where you stop at the bottom of the pullup for about 3 to 5 secs and then pull back up) but i dont like it and seem to get less reps.

Im thinking if i add weight via a weight belt, then maybe do 4 or 5 reps for about a month, remove the weight, is this a proven technique?

anyone got any other plateua busting pullup techniques??
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    help2001
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    RE: pullup help 2003/12/14 16:12:58 (permalink)
    Your idea about adding weight and doing 5 reps is a good one, try that for a month

    You could also do rowws instead for a month then trty em again
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    bigmac
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    RE: pullup help 2003/12/14 17:01:41 (permalink)
    also for a change alter grip. i always now do meduim width underhand chins because i find it puts me in a strong position and i feel it on my lats more
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    studly
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    RE: pullup help 2003/12/14 17:11:16 (permalink)
    i wanna change my grip but the pullup station i use at the gym isnt very good.
    It has the wide handles, and handles about shoulder width, but nothing for close grip or just wide of shoulder (which is what i wanna improve on)
    i have just been reading about doing just negative reps aswell, might give that a try.

    cheers
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